Right now, there are so many fears facing us – fears about contracting the Coronavirus, fears about employment, fears about making ends meet, fears about the future, fears about maintaining businesses, and myriad concerns about our families and our children – it seems to be a time when every reason to be anxious is being magnified.
I promise you that this little Novena of Surrender which is included as an attachment of this email will be a help to anyone who is being wounded now by worry. It has been tremendously helpful to me. Please take a moment to look at it. It is a simple novena, which is based on the daily repetition of an even simpler prayer: “O Jesus, I surrender myself to you. Take care of everything.”
Novenas are powerful. A novena is nine days of prayer, dedicated to asking God for the power of His Divine Help. The first novena is found in the Bible, when Jesus, at His Ascension, commanded His Apostles to wait for the promised Holy Spirit. The Apostles spent nine days praying in the Upper Room, and on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon them and the Blessed Mother with great power from on high.
Father Langan and I hope that this little novena will help you and anyone you may share it with to place complete confidence In Jesus for every single detail of your life. He is waiting to receive our trust, and when we give it to Him, He will surround us in His Providence,and then there will be nothing we should fear – True God and True Man, He will take care of everything.
Thank you for praying this novena with the other members of our parish.
Fr. Christopher Sahd